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The skin on the fish should always have a shiny look to it, and when finger pressure is applied, it should easily spring back to it’s original shape. The meat should be firm to touch with no visible blemishes.
Never buy fish if the skin has any dark discolorization.

When you look into the fishes eyes, they should be bulging and not sunken into the head, which is a sign of dried out. Eyes should also be clear, not cloudy. If the fish winks at you, this is a very good sign.

The scales should not be falling off. If you notice loose scales don’t buy the fish. The scales should also be healthy, bright, and shinny.

The gills should look clean with no signs of slime. Their healthy color is reddish – pink. Gray gills are a sign of an old fish.

A fresh fish never smells “FISHY” If it has an odor , it is probably from the flesh decomposing and releasing a chemical compound.

SEAFOOD NEEDS TO BE AS FRESH AS POSSIBLE. NO MORE THAN 2 OR 3 DAYS OUT OF THE WATER.


By: Bev

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